The Slades of surf, salt and stations

Story and photo provided by Coast Guard Academy Cadet Hailey Thompson Bodega Bay, California, is a spectacular place. A turquoise lagoon surrounded by flowering bushes and scrub pines creates quite the backdrop for a Coast Guard surf station, which is one of […]


Hardly a vacation

Story provided by Fireman Katherine Hays of Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe is nicknamed Station Vacation for its remote, pristine location and proximity to world-class ski resorts, but it may be more deserving of the […]


Station San Francisco: Protecting The City

Story and photos provided by Master Chief Petty Officer Devin Spencer, Officer-in-charge of Coast Guard Station San Francisco Come spend a few days with the crew of Coast Guard Station San Francisco, and it won’t take you long to be […]


The mighty Hawksbill

Story provided by Master Chief Petty Officer Louis Coleman and Chief Petty Officer Phillip Dawalt, command cadre, Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill, a Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Monterey, California, has room for 12 members, […]


A star on patrol

Story by Lt. Kristyn Grier, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal Units assigned to Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach take on a number of core Coast Guard missions such as search and rescue, drug and migrant interdictions and […]


Channelling the Blacktip

Story provided by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Konopa, crewmember of the Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip Being located within the Channel Islands area of responsibility presents many unique opportunities and challenges for the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip. Just […]


Station Morro Bay

Story by Fireman Daniel Rinear, cremwmber of Coast Guard Station Morro Bay Coast Guard Station Morro Bay is unique in that we are one of only 20 surf stations in the Coast Guard, and the southernmost at that! What this […]


A moment in Monterey

Story provided by Petty Officer Matthew Mcmahon The environment and caseload experienced by Coast Guard Station Monterey’s crew produces as much diversity in its mission as present in the populace they serve and protect. From the stoic cliff faces of Point Sur […]


Station Channel Islands: Protecting North America’s Galapagos

Story by Amanda Lewis Photos by Coast Guard Auxiliarist Michael Brodey Probably few people have heard of Oxnard, California, the home of Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor. Fewer still could pronounce its neighbor and close partner, Port Hueneme (wy-nee-mee), […]


Training a comin’

Story by PA1 Bill Colclough; Thanks to Master Chief Petty Officer Christopher Wright for contributing information “COAST GUARD IN SHELTER COVE, THE SKIPPER IS HAVING A SEIZURE. HE’S BLEEDING FROM THE MOUTH. HE’S DYING!”  A seismic transmission over VHF-FM crackled distress […]


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